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Table 4

Forbidden Fruit | Illegal Pesticides in the US Food Supply: Table 4

February 1, 1995

Table 4. Sixty-six different pesticides were illegally present on 42 different fruits and vegetables.

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  1. Probable Human Carcinogen. Source: EPA 1994a. List of Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential. Memo to EPA Health Effects Division by Rito Engler, PhD. April 1, 1994.

     

     

  2. Possible Human Carcinogen. Source: EPA 1994. List of Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential. Memo to EPA Health Effects Division by Rito Engler, PhD. April 1, 1994.

     

     

  3. Reproductive Toxins and Endocrine Disruptors. Source: Colborn, Theo, Frederick vom Saal, Ana Soto 1993. Developmental Effects of Endocrine-Distrupting Chemicals in Wildlife and Humans. Environmental Health Perspectives. 101(5):379.

     

     

  4. Oral Toxicity Category 1 Pesticide. LD50<50. Source: Farm Chemicals Handbook 1994. Meister Publishing Company. Ohio.

     

     

  5. Banned in the U.S. on all food crops. Source: EPA 1990. Suspended, Canceled, and Restricted Pesticides. February 1990.

     

     

  6. Banned in the U.S. on some food crops. Source: EPA 1990. Suspended, Canceled, and Restricted Pesticides. February 1990.

     

     

  7. Not registered on any crops in the U.S. Source: FDA 1994. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/Division of Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals. Summary of Pesticides Recovered Through Six Multiresidue Methods Used in FDA Pesticide Program, January 24, 1994.

     

    Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from Food and Drug Administration Pesticide Monitoring Database FY 1992 and 1993. Surveillance data only.